Nairobi city county government has devised a strategic move to weed out matatus in the central business district , one being creating walkways in the streets.
According to roads and transport chief officer Fredrick Karanja they will not allow any matatu back in Luthuli Avenue saying it will remain a pedestrians’ walkway.
‘‘We want to make it clear that those matatus are gone and they shall not be allowed back in Luthuli, we want to ensure they all move out of the CBD and make good use of the termini outside.’’ He said.
He revealed that they are in a process to also relocate matatus parking in Moi Avenue ,Haile Selassie and Webera Streets.
‘‘The budget is there to do all these we have saturated city and we cannot move this way.’’ He reiterated.
National Transport and Safety Authority has also cancelled the issuance of new sacco licences for all public vehicles operating in Nairobi.
The move is geared towards taming the ballooning number of matatu saccos in the city .
Meanwhile other sources also indicates that the parking department has alos revoked parking licences of many saccos operating in the CBD.
Kenya mpya buses were the most affected by closure of Luthuli Avenue and they are now scrambling for parking spaces at Latema road.